Herbs A-Z: ‘K’ herbs

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CHICOPEE, Mass (Mass Appeal) – Our series on ‘Herbs: A to Z’ continues with herbs that begin with the letter ‘K.’ Carol Joyce is the Owner of White Buffalo Herbs in Warwick, shared more about Kava Kava, Kelp, Knotweed, & Kudzo.

To follow our series on Herbs ‘A to Z’ click here.KELP Sprinkle

  • 2 kelp leaves
  • Plant dryer or paper plate holder
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1.Dry kelp leaves (after rinsing lightly)
  • 2. Sprinkle lightly on food for a salty taste or add to stews & soups. Add pepper.
  • 3. If using carrageenan, it can be used to thicken & give salty flavor.

KAVA KAVA Celebration Drink

  • 2 Tsp dried Kava Kava root (organic if possible)
  • 1 can coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • Pat of Butter
  • Sprinkle of Nutmeg
  • saucepan
  • 2 mugs
  • 1.Place kava kava root in saucepan & cover with coconut milk
  • 2. Bring milk combo to a boil & gently simmer for 30 minutes. Check it is NOT boiling or drying out.
  • 3. Add pat of butter.
  • 4.Take off heat & strain
  • 5. Pour into mugs.
  • 6. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg (optional) & serve.
  • CAUTION: do not drink if you are going to drive or operate machinery (treat like an alcoholic drink). This is a lovely after dinner drink, esp. at Thanksgiving time. Allow 1 hour to enjoy the good karma!.

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